Dixon Police Shoot Armed Man at High School

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16 May 2018 | 2:16 pm

Police shot an armed man at a high school in Dixon, Illinois, Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed. 

According to the city of Dixon, an area police officer “confronted an armed male subject” around 8 a.m. at the Dixon High School. The armed man first shot at the police officer and the officer returned fire injuring the suspect, authorities said. 

The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening and the suspect was taken into custody. 

“No students or staff were injured in the incident,” officials said. 

The Dixon High School and all Dixon public schools were placed on lockdown. Police said they believed the suspect “acted alone” and there was no further threat to students or staff.

According to a spokesperson for District 170, students were being moved to the school’s armory where they could be picked up by parents. Parents are being required to show ID to pick up their children. 

Check back for more on this developing story. 



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